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Board of Education

 

Front Row: Jayme Landers (Vice President) and Anita Bok
Back Row: Dennis Recker, Robert Herber, and Sara Schuette (Board President)  


Anita Bok (Board Member) grew up in Antwerp and graduated from Antwerp High School (AHS) in 1983. She married her husband Bob, also an AHS graduate and Vantage alumnus, that same year. The Boks have four children, all of whom have graduated from AHS: Steven, Class of 2004; Ryan, Class of 2006; Whitney, Class of 2009; and Lindsey, Class of 2017. Bok attended Northwest State Community College for accounting. Over the years, she has been involved with Boy Scouts of America as a Cub Scout leader, the Girl Scouts as a Brownie/Junior leader, and CCD as a teacher at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Antwerp. Bok is currently a member of the Friends of the Library and the The Great Escape book club at the Antwerp branch library. She is employed as the Compliance Officer at the Antwerp Exchange Bank, has worked at the bank for 20 years, and has been in the banking field for a total of 25 years. Bok is now starting her 13th year as a member of the Antwerp Local School Board and has enjoyed this role very much. “Antwerp is a great community to live in, and our school system, administrators, teachers, staff, and students are all outstanding!”


Robert Herber (Board Member), a 1978 graduate of AHS, married his high school sweetheart Sonya Hicov, a 1979 Antwerp alumnus. They have been married for 35 years and were blessed with two children, Julie and Bob Jr., both graduates of AHS. They have also been welcomed into the world of being grandparents and thoroughly enjoy every minute of it. They have a grandson Camden, who is currently in fourth grade at Antwerp and granddaughter, Gabriella, who resides in Monroe, Ohio. Herber has had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Education for a total of 19 years. His first term was from 2000 to 2012. During that time, the board was able to get the district to see the importance and advantages of a new K-12 building. “Going through the financing, designing, and building of the new school really made me appreciate the time, effort, and dedication of the faculty and administrative staff who make up one of the best schools in Northwest Ohio.” After a two-year break, Herber was fortunate enough to be reelected to the Board of Education and is looking forward to the opportunity of serving this community and this outstanding school.    
Jayme Landers (Vice President) began her service on the school board June 29, 2017. Landers is a 1996 graduate of AHS and a graduate of Sarasota Travel School. She worked for United Airlines for a few years and then met the love of her life, Jason Landers.  Jayme has worked for the Paulding County Prosecutor’s Office for the past 18 years as an administrative assistant.  Jason and Jayme have been blessed with two boys, Jayvin (senior) and Jagger (sophomore), who both attend AHS.  Landers served as PTO president when her boys attended elementary school, now assists with the Antwerp Athletic Boosters, and is very involved with various activities at the school. Landers is a member of the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and loves to spend time with her family and friends. She believes our future lies in the children of today and feels the Antwerp Local School system strives to empower its students.  She is honored to serve as a member of the school board and represent a voice for the Antwerp Local School District.


Dennis Recker (Board Member) began his service on the Board of Education in January of 2012 and has served as vice president and president of the board during his tenure.  Recker and his wife Monica (a 5th grade teacher at Antwerp) have five children: Kyle, Kiana, Kennadi, Kaden, and Jack.  Recker is a graduate of Leipsic High School and the University of Toledo with a degree in finance.  In addition to his service as a member of the Antwerp Board of Education, he also serves on the Vantage Career Center School Board; is an advisor to the Ohio School Board Association investment committee; and volunteers his time with the Paulding County Economic Development Corporation, Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, and the Antwerp Rotary International.  Recker has worked in various positions for the Integrity Ford dealership for the past 28 years.  Dennis says, "I am so proud to serve and represent the Antwerp community, and I am very proud of our school.  Our students, staff, and administration do a great job upholding Antwerp Local Schools as an excellent educational institution in Northwest Ohio."


Sara Schuette (President) has lived in this community for over 30 years and has been a board member since 2016.  Schuette is married to Shawn. They have two children, Blake and Grace, both Antwerp students. Sara graduated from Antwerp in 1993, attended The Ohio State University in 1997, graduating with a degree in physical therapy. She is currently the Director of Service Line Development for ProMedica Total Rehab.  She has worked for ProMedica Total Rehab for the last 20 years. Schuette enjoys spending her free time with her family, especially cheering on the Buckeyes and spending time at the lake.  Schuette is also an active member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, supports functions of the Antwerp Athletic Boosters, and is a board member of the Defiance YMCA.  She is very excited to now serve Antwerp Local School as a board member and be a part of the great tradition that is our school.  



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